in the mood for love
A still from Wong Kar Wai’s In The Mood For Love

Kenneth Goh, Editor-in-Chief
In the Mood for Love. The beautiful cinematography and the atmospheric music and elegance of Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung captured a side of the Orient that was so far away from the ancient Chinese imagery so associated with everything from the East. It propelled an Asian aesthetic and sensibility that brought romance, sex, style and beauty to the world in a way no other Asian movie ever has in the 20th century. This remains the sartorial calling card of everything related to Shanghai and the mystic of the East today.”

Charmaine Ho, Executive Editor
“I’m still so in awe of Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies. It’s the one anime that I recommend to everyone as it portrays universal themes that anyone can appreciate; especially so if you have siblings. It’s an emotional roller-coaster ride that fills you with gratitude and love.”

Gracia Phang,  Fashion Stylist
“No other movie depicts family, love, and friendship within the animal kingdom (or in general) as well as The Lion King. It makes you cry, laugh, scream, and sing all in that 80 mins.”

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Windy Aulia, Fashion Editor
Sister Act 1 and 2. Music, Motown and Mafia flick wrapped with humour… how not to like?”

Annabelle Fernandez, Sub Editor
The Royal Tenenbaums—it’s quirky, sad, funny, with a lot of heart.”

Gerald Tan, Associate Fashion News Editor
“I love the Harry Potter movie franchise to death, but if there’s another movie that I can watch over and over, it’ll be Jurassic Park. Strange choice, isn’t it? The Steven Spielberg-directed blockbuster scared the shit outta me when it first came out in 1993 (dinosaurs running amok and eating people were too intense for my eight-year-old self!), but revisiting it as an adult showed me how Jurassic Park was really movie-making at its finest.

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Dana Koh, Lifestyle Editor
Now You See Me 2 for three reasons: Stylised suspense. Epic real world illusions. Jesse Eisenberg.”

Pakkee Tan, Senior Digital Writer
If it’s one movie I could watch over and over again, it would be Mean Girls (duh). Besides its snarky peek into the high school girl’s psyche, it has also given us many memorable quotes that I have and will be using for the foreseeable future.

Joyce Cheo, Senior Beauty Writer
“I love crime movies, and Se7en isn’t like typical blockbusters that mesmerise with dramatic action sequences. Instead, as its title suggests, the dark plot explores the seven deadly sins and exposes raw human emotions. I can watch it again and again and still get the chills.”

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Hanan Haddad, Digital Writer

“There are so many epic movies I love that it’s hard to narrow it down to my favourite of all time. But Baby Driver was a movie released this year that shot straight to the top as one of my favourites! I will gladly watch again and again. First of, because Ansel Elgort is so dang cute and charismatic. But mostly because of the nail-biting car chase scenes, badass plot and one of the best soundtracks ever filled to the brim with ’70s tunes!”